Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day: Remembrance in a Time of Calamity

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During this virtual program, experts discussed Azerbaijan’s brutal attack on Artsakh and how the ethnic cleansing of its Armenian population in September 2023 resulted in a catastrophic humanitarian crisis.

Our distinguished panel includes:

Armine Mosiyan

Born and raised in Artsakh, Armine was four when she lost her father, Meruzhan Mosiyan, in the first Artsakh Liberation War. After high school, she attended Yerevan State University in Armenia’s capital, where she received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in international relations. After graduation, Armine moved back to her hometown of Stepanakert, the capital of Artsakh, where she worked at the Office of the President of the Republic of Artsakh. In 2016, Armine spent a semester in the U.S. within the framework of the Tavitian Scholars Program in Public Policy and Public Administration at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

Despite her young age of 34, Armine has seen four wars, survived a nine-month-long blockade, and witnessed an ethnic cleansing, the result of which was that she and her family were forcibly displaced from, in her own words, “her happy paradise.” Armine is currently based in Yerevan with her husband and three sons. She is certain that—against all odds—one day they will return home.

Dr. Kim Hekimian

Dr. Kim Hekimian is an Associate Professor of Nutrition in Pediatrics (Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition) and the Institute of Human Nutrition (IHN) at Columbia University Medical Center. She is the Director of the IHN’s Master of Science in Nutrition program. She is also the Associate Director of Education for the Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons (VP&S) Program in Education in Global and Population Health.

In spring 2020, Dr. Hekimian co-organized a Public Health Working Group for Armenia during the time of COVID-19. This group of epidemiologists, biostatisticians, public health policymakers and risk communication experts from academic centers around the globe supports efforts of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Armenia in health system strengthening activities.

Currently, Dr. Hekimian is an advisor to the Minister of Health of Armenia. Her work focuses on developing nutrition policies and programs as well as perinatal care reforms to improve maternal mortality, cesarean deliveries, and postpartum care practices to promote exclusive breastfeeding.

Dr. Khatchig Mouradian

Dr. Khatchig Mouradian is a lecturer in Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies (MESAAS) at Columbia University and the Armenian and Georgian Area Specialist in the African and Middle Eastern Division at the Library of Congress. He also serves as Co-Principal Investigator of the project on Armenian Genocide Denial at the Global Institute for Advanced Study, New York University.

Mouradian is the author of the award-winning book The Resistance Network: The Armenian Genocide and Humanitarianism in Ottoman Syria, 1915-1918 (2021). He is also the co-editor of After the Ottomans: Genocide’s Long Shadow and Armenian Resilience (2023) and The I.B.Tauris Handbook of the Late Ottoman Empire: History and Legacy (forthcoming in 2024).

Dr. Mouradian received his PhD in History from the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University in 2016.

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